Web-Exclusive News

As part of our efforts to provide loyal visitors to www.ohcanada.com with news and views they can use, OHS CANADA offers web-exclusive news. These articles are posted eight times a year to coincide with the release of each print edition of the magazine. As is the case with OHS CANADA, web-exclusive items reflect recent oh&s happenings throughout the country. The articles below, from December through January, are current as of the time of writing and many are based on stories that first appeared in our sister publication, CANADIAN OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY NEWS.

Contest invites students to make safety videos

FEDERAL — Canada’s federal labour minister is promoting workplace safety to high school students with a national video contest.

Multi-crew pilot licence introduced

FEDERAL — The federal transport minister Lisa Raitt announced on February 12 amendments to the Canadian Aviation Regulations that will set the groundwork for the introduction of the multi-crew pilot licence (MPL), extend the validity period of medical certificates associated with certain licences and modify the requirements regarding credits in co-pilot flight time.

Province creates association

VANCOUVER — British Columbia has established a new association to reduce worker injuries in the province’s long-term care sector.

Two workers fatally stabbed

EDMONTON — A 29-year-old man is facing two charges of first-degree murder, among other offences, in the wake of a multiple stabbing at a Loblaws warehouse in Edmonton.
Pasieka is scheduled to appear in court on May 5.

Failure to pay spurs fine

LANIGAN — New Concept Industries Ltd. of Lanigan was fined $800 on February 24, after it was found guilty of two charges under Saskatchewan’s Labour Standards Act.

Ministry urges safe driving

REGINA — Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure is reminding drivers to watch out for winter work zones.

WSIB undergoing changes: chair

TORONTO — Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) is undergoing changes as it enters its second century of service, WSIB chair Elizabeth Witmer announced on February 5.

Bus driver assaulted

OTTAWA — The Ottawa Police Service has charged a man after an assault on an OC Transpo bus driver.

Province to launch fisheries strategy

DEBERT — Nova Scotia’s Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture says it will develop a commercial fisheries strategy to ensure that the province’s fishing industry is sustainable, creates jobs and helps grow the economy.